Dramatic Decoration for
Pentecost with colorful drapes
In Case of Experiencing
Sudden Pentecost Symptoms:
If you suddenly find
yourself caught in an indoor tornado and your scalp on fire, it
might be ...Pentecost.
Know what to do:
Notify the front desk.
Fight the urge to stop, drop
and roll - You ain't puttin; this Fiyah out!
Make disciples of all
Invest in a toupee. Bald
preachers are shady.
OUR parish priest had a flair for the dramatic. He got the idea of
having a pigeon released from the belfry on Pentecost just at the
moment when, on the church steps in front of the procession of
worshipers, he would say, "Come, Holy Spirit!"
Pentecost came, and the sacristan put a pigeon in a bag, went
upstairs to the belfry and waited. When the priest pronounced the
words, nothing happened. A few seconds later, we heard a
voice from the belfry, "It's stifled!"
Trying to be more "Pentecostal?"
While preaching a revival a couple of years back I was sitting on
the platform with the pastor during what was a rather stirring
Pentecostal worship service. As the the people were singing and
praising the Lord, the words to an old hymn came to my mind that
would go very well with my sermon that night. I quickly grabbed a
song book from nearby, looked up the song and hurriedly attempted
to memorize the page number.(#238) Right about that time a
'fresh wave of worship' began to swell among the entire church as
people began to leap to their feet and shout praises unto the
Lord. Wanting to join them I laid aside the book and rose to shout
"Hallelujah!" Instead of the intended shout of praise,
however, what I heard myself cry out was "Page 238" !!!
Too much excitement in
A father took his 5-year-old son to several baseball games where
The Star-Spangled Banner was sung before the start of each game.
Then the father and son attended a church on a Sunday shortly
before Independence Day. The congregation sang The Star-Spangled
Banner, and after everyone sat down, the little boy suddenly
yelled out, "PLAY BALL!!!"
A little boy told by his mother that he might go on a picnic she
had previously forbidden sighed, "It's too late Mummy, I've
already prayed for rain."
Is anybody out there?
As a student in CPE I worked in a women's prison with Pentecostal
and Baptist women in the congregation. As a Presbyterian it was a
shock when they would reply as I preached. I began to like the
dialogue with them. "Amen, Sister." Then I went to a Presbyterian
Church, I wondered if anyone was out in the congregation. I was
tempted to ask them. I got my answer when people filed out and an
old woman said, "I sat by the fan and couldn't hear a word but I
am sure you were fine." --Sue in Cuba, KS